Haiti, 1931 : to collect natural history specimens for the USNM. Accompanied by Frederick C. Lincoln. Field notes, circa 12 March - 1 June, 1931; correspondence with John Enos Graf, Charles Wallace Richmond, and others; expense records; and reference materials

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Abstract

Alexander Wetmore traveled to Haiti, 1931 to collect natural history specimens for the US National Museum. Accompanied by Frederick C. Lincoln. He worked to some extent with US Marine Corps stationed at Port-au-Prince, as seen in correspondence. Materials include field notes, circa 12 March - 1 June, 1931; correspondence with John Enos Graf, Charles Wallace Richmond, and others; itemized expense records; supply lists; and reference materials. Sites include Isla Beata, Pic de Macaya, and Île à Vache. Field notes have a list of individuals and contact information, lists of supplies, and list of film (with locations). Includes diplomatic and business correspondence with suppliers and Smithsonian Institution. Correspondence with Smithsonian Institution discusses ongoing business; arrival of specimens (not just related to Haiti); the bicentennial exhibit in National Museum of Natural History (including structural changes to the building). Includes article "Hercules Tests the Shotgun Compensator" from The American Rifleman February 1931.

Date Range

1931

Start Date

Mar 01, 1931

End Date

Jun 30, 1931

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Haiti
  • Beata, Isla
  • Vache, Île à
  • Macaya, Pic de

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 143 Folder 8